David Knowles was born in Brisbane Australia where he had the opportunity to fossick around for insects and reptiles in the lush rain-forest gully behind his grandparent’s home in Brisbane. From these early childhood experiences he developed a passion for insects, insect-plant relationships, scorpions and spiders, as well as for reptiles. He has traveled widely throughout Australia and South-east Asia photographing wildlife for his extensive photographic collection. David’s photography and writing have been widely published.
Fleur Meston grew up on a farm with her siblings at Bolgart Western Australia. The farm was sold in 2008. Fleur has vivid memories of this land she loved and knew so well. She lived out her high school dreams by travelling and working in many other countries during the 1980s. Fleur met David in 1991 over dinner at the home of mutual friends. David showed images which impressed Fleur so greatly that she boldly invited him on a bush walk. This evolved into more serious bush walking adventures in the Moluccas (Maluku) and West Papua. After realising that they travelled so well together they decided to take that special walk into marriage. Fleur passionately uses many of her skills to assist children to recognise their own uniqueness. As well as educate about invertebrates and their habitat Fleur works for YouthCARE as a Chaplain at her local government primary school and as a Civil Marriage Celebrant.